Friday, December 4, 2015
Release Notes Summary
A summary of all accessibility changes is posted here: Accessibility Release 5.3.0
NULL Value for Gender Field in Downloads
What's was happening:
Certain fields, such as the Gender field <gender>, that include a value of Null were not being stored and returned properly through the Download Client. They were storing and returning an empty string value "" or a blank string " ".
If the student skips the <gender> field question, the application should store and return _null_in the download file. As per the Data Dictionary/specification when a student does not interact with the Gender question. Per federal law - Office of Civil Rights - we cannot require that a student identify themselves with a specific gender; therefore this question cannot be a "required" question on the application.
We corrected the application DB to store a Null value for Gender field <gender> and ensured the null value is correctly transferred to the Download Client.
Below are the four response values that should be stored and returned per the CCCApply Data Dictionary:
M - Male
F - Female
X - Decline to State
Null - no response
Other CCCApply Bugs
Edit Account page is rendering with no styling
SSN Nattering Modal: 'exceptions' link will not open
Tab Indicators do not persist when 'Incomplete'
Error occurs when attempting to reset password
Recover Account: User is prevented from changing Hover Help to Spanish
Fix AB620 encryption
Scripts for null-ing out old ssn hash values.
Remove HTTPS warning in apply uPortal from logs
Update Account Country Listings for Multiple Country Codes
Display CCCID in the Header of OpenCCC My Account and My Applications Pages
To provide students with an easy way to identify their CCCID (OpenCCC Student Account Identification Number), the user's CCCID was placed in the header of the user's My Applications page and the OpenCCC My Account page. Since the CCCID cannot be edited by the user, this will not affect performance.
Recover Account: Fixed issue where User is prevented from changing Hover Help to Spanish
Create new sym keys to replace expired keys
Fixed error occurring when attempting to reset password
Change Code from Reset Password to Recover Account
No client side validation for spaces in username
BOG Fee Waiver Content
2016-2017 Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) Application
The 2016-2017 BOG Fee Waiver application was released to the production server on January 1, 2016. There were no text changes to the application this year; however, the Method B Income Table was updated to include the new 2016-2017 incremental baseline for dependents.
- Missing Checkbox for USPS Override
Extend the Length of BOG Academic Year Field Onscreen
Add flag option to BOG to turn off "validate year"
Remove debug statement containing sensitive data
Session Time not logging user out of BOG
Make Improvements to jgroups Memory to Avoid Memory Leaks